Juste pour Rire

One thing leads to another. An editorial shoot I did for Montreal Magazine about a comedy club led to being contacted by Just for Laughs to shoot every comedian either just before or just after their act at a studio set up backstage at Theatre St. Denis. It was stressful but a lot of fun. I am slowly retracing images as it was shot on transparency film, in short, there was everyone from comedy in the 80s and 90s. When I first came to Sydney in 1995 I bumped into Emo Phillips doing a beach walk. He put me on the door for his show and for years after I was still on the door at the comedy club. During Covid they seem to have bumped me off their list!

Here he is Ernie Butler The portrait that linked me to Just for Laughs, taken on polaroid instant B+W slide film. It came in a roll as 35mm film and was processed on the spot through a special hand-cranked machine. Amazing.

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